Its looking like the family may be taking a quick family trip to Disney World. I am being setn for a 4 day event for work that will keep me occupied all day (7am-5pm). The wife and daughter plan to hit the parks while I am working I will then join them in the evening and they can show me the best each park has to offer. Anyways looking to rent a lens or two for the trip (I planned to rent to try out anyways so what better reason). I plan to get a UWA not sure which one yet either a Siggy or the Canon 10-22. But I thought I would also try out one of the 70-200's. Do you think I would be better off with the f2.8 over the f4 version, then should I splurge for the IS, there is a decent price difference between the 4 versions:
f2.8 IS II
The f4 is dirt cheap to rent, the f4 IS is well in my price range to rent as well as the f2.8, the f2.8 IS starts pushing what I want to spend.
Whats everyones thougths, we plan to spend a evening in each park with a full day in Epcot and half day at Animal Kingdom. The wife will just be using the PS during the day while I am working. She does not like using a big camera
I would not bother with renting a 70-200 for the trip, your 55-250 should be fine you whatever you want to shoot in that range. I am assuming your would be using it during the day as even the 2.8 is not fast enough for shots at night.
My recommendations to you would be to rent a wide angle as you have planned and also I a Sigma 30mm 1.4. Based on your signature, you don't really have anything fast enough to capture the night time parades or indoor rides. Maybe just put the money towards buying a 50mm 1.8. Your existing kit and a fast prime is what I used for many trips to Disney World. I just felt that 50mm was not wide enough, which is wide I use I got the 30mm instead.
My ultra wide and Sigma are the most used lenses on all my trips to Disney since I got them.
oh ya, bring your tripod.